From Heroes Wiki
|Also known as||Joseph Loeb III|
|Title||Writer, Co-Executive Producer|
|Date of birth||29 January 1958|
|Origin||Stamford, CT, USA|
Jeph Loeb is a former writer and co-executive producer for the show Heroes. Loeb joined the crew immediately after the pilot episode and has worked on all three seasons. He was let go from Heroes on November 2, 2008.
Jeph Loeb is a longtime television and film writer, whose credits include Teen Wolf, Commando, and Smallville. He has also served as a producer on a number of hit television shows, including Smallville and Lost. Jeph is also widely known as a comic book writer. In 1991 he paired up with artist Tim Sale to revamp the classic 1950's series Challengers of the Unknown. The pair went on to team up for projects like Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special, Superman For All Seasons, Catwoman: When In Rome, Spider-Man: Blue, Daredevil: Yellow, and Hulk: Gray. The pair also created the largely celebrated graphic novel Batman: The Long Halloween. This was one of the major inspirations of 2008's The Dark Knight.
- Jeph Loeb provided the story for the Heroes novel Saving Charlie, published by Del Rey / Ballantine Books ©2008. The novel was written by Aury Wallington.
- Jeph has won the Eisner Award three times and the Wizard Award five times.
- Jeph Loeb had a son, Sam, who died of cancer at the age of 17. Sam was a comic book artist who collaborated with Tim Sale. When Sam died before finishing Issue #26 of Superman/Batman, 26 industry writers and artists (including Jeph, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Jim Lee, Duncan Rouleau, Tim Sale, and Michael Turner) finished the issue for Sam. (David Moran, Peter Steigerwald, Dave Stewart, and others from Aspen Comics colored the issue.) All contributors donated their fees and royalties for the issue to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund. Incidentally, Sam and his comic book store are named after Sam Loeb.
- Claire and Peter rent a car from a store adjacent to "Jeph's Coffee Shop".
- According to Tim Sale, Jeph Loeb is the brilliant artist behind the Peter's drawing of stick figures.
- Candice shows Micah a number of comic books, including Daredevil: Yellow, and Hulk: Gray, both of which were written by Jeph Loeb. (Landslide)
- Writers Aron Coleite and Joe Pokaski said that Jeph Loeb is good friends with Seth Green. "Loeb's been looking for a chance to get Seth Green on the show and this role seemed perfect for him."
- Interview with Jeph Loeb at NBC.com
- TV Q&A: Heroes - Jeph Loeb at wizarduniverse.com, 1/20/07
- Interview with Jeph Loeb about writing, at iF Magazine, 6/7/07
- Interview with Jeph Loeb about Heroes: Origins, at iF Magazine, 6/13/07
- Article featuring Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale at MTV.com, 11/6/07
- Article featuring Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale at Comic Book Resources, 11/19/07
- Podcast interview with Jeph Loeb at Word Balloon, 11/19/07
- Podcast interview with Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander at Word Balloon, 12/10/07
- Interview about Kring, geeks and nerds CBR news 04/29/08
- Interview with Jeph Loeb at The OWI, 9/6/08
- Article about firing from Heroes staff, 11/2/08